Scientific Innovations in Neuroscience, internal applications due May 11

The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) seeks senior faculty to apply for its Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience. The award of $75,000 per year for two years will support neuroscience projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

To be eligible, the nominated candidate must be a tenured professor or associate professor at an invited U.S. institution, working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred; evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. This grant is not to be used as a source of bridge funding.

One application is permitted per institution. If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV, a 1-5 page research summary, and a letter of support by Friday, May 11, 2012 using the limited submission form.